Building a Community

IMG_6333For Assignment 2, my task was to create a photo essay. I struggled with finding a topic that I am passionate about. My original plan was to do something about diversity. After thinking for a long time, I realized that I had no idea how to capture that without taking pictures of people (the obvious).

I had to think long and hard about what I wanted to do for the assignment and finally thought about all of the construction going on around campus. I immediately thought about building a community. Campustown goes through many changes as the years progress, and it was interesting to capture some of the beginning moments and stages of these changes.

Taking pictures of construction sites is very difficult when is freezing outside!!! One major issue I had was that my fingers became very red as I held the camera without using gloves. This forced me to take a few pictures and endure the cold for as long as I could, and then go inside. What should have taken about 30 minutes, took me about 2 hours to complete because I couldn’t stand outside too long. My only issue after reviewing my photos, was that I did not get a great variety of shots.

Editing the slideshow was fairly easy, I encountered minor issues, but because I came into the lab three days before the due date, I was able to fix the issues on my own.

Here’s my attempt at Assignment 2.

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